Friday, July 16, 2010
Reader Question: How Do I Get My Parents to Keep a Safe Distance from My School Life?
Answer #1 to the above question from Michael Weston in Burn Notice. . .
However, as a teacher of gifted students, I hear this a lot from my students. They think their parents are hovering just a little too close. I had a number of students who were in my gifted program only because their parents wanted them there and it didn't end there. Every moment was monitored. Every grade interrogated. Every flash of unhappiness resulted in a trip to demand "what for?" to the principal (often leap-frogging over the heads of teachers).
We can be the light for our children without blinding them!